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Rebecca K. O'Connor

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Rebecca K. O'Connor has published reference books, pet owner's manuals, novels and a memoir. Her falconry memior, LIFT was published by Red Hen Press and excerpts have been published in Los Angeles Times Magazine (in it's West incarnation), South Dakota Review, Iron Horse Review and divide. LIFT was also anthologized in New California Writing 2011.

O'Connor's most recent novel is We Were Wilder, a post-apocalyptic wilderness journey was published October 2016. It is the first of a trilogy.

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One More Winter: A Short Story

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Lift

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Is There Life After Death?

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Yesterday when I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself for not having gotten much done in 2011, I started making a list. What all HAD I accomplished? What had I left behind that I loved best? And the list surprised me.


My book on Lories and Lorikeets was published in February. And I had articles in Bird Talk, BirdsUSA and WildBird.


In January the Inlandia Literary Journal published Homecom...

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William Hey Rebecca
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 11: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Rebecca and thanks for the add. I love your website. My sister has collected owls...anything to do with them in any shape or form...for years. I'll have to check out your book.
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 10: by Jessie

Jessie Thank you so much for adding me as a friend and I hope that you pick up my book sometime when you need a good read!

Happy reading,

Jessie Terwilliger


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

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Jeremy Hi Rebecca!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


message 6: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM)

Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Rebecca! I've never read Winters Tale. I'll definitely check it out.

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


message 5: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM)

Jeremy Hi Rebecca!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite book of all time?

Here’s wishing you a weekend filled with wacky whims, wonderful weirdness, and well-disposed werecats.

-Jeremy :)


message 4: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM)

Ashley Thanks, Rebecca. Always great to meet other authors and to see what they're reading. Your work looks absolutely fascinating.


message 3: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:03PM)

Daniel Rebecca said,"I've yet to train an animal to write." Hey Rebecca, I'm a pilot and I do believe that I could teach a chimpanzee to fly.
Anyway, I'm here to say good luck to you on all those future books.


message 2: by Pia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:45AM)

Pia Rebecca - how are you? And how's your memoir? It's nice to see you here!


message 1: by Victoria (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:33AM)

Victoria Patterson Hey Rebecca! So glad to find you here.


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